ANDY MURRAY has vowed to be back at Wimbledon – but only if his body allows it.
The two-time champion lost to American John Isner in four sets on center court.
But the disappointed Scot insists this is NOT the end of SW19.
Murray, 35, said: “I mean, it depends on how physically I am. Physically I’m fine, so I’ll try to keep playing.
“But with the issues I’ve had with my body over the past few years, it’s extremely difficult to make long-term predictions about how I’ll be doing in a few weeks, let alone a year.
“If I am physically well, yes, I will continue to play.
“But it’s not easy to keep my body in optimal condition to compete at the highest level.
“I’m just disappointed. Of course I wanted to do well here.
“I love playing at Wimbledon, a surface where I feel like I can still compete with the best.”
When asked if he still feels he can compete, he said: “Based on tonight’s game, my opinion hasn’t changed.
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“As I said, I certainly didn’t serve well enough at the beginning of the game. But he’s a difficult opponent to play against.
“I don’t see why it should change that, really change that view.”
Murray had beaten Isner in all eight of their previous meetings, but he was blown off center court by the tall American – and he admitted he had no answer.
He said: “When I had my chances he served very well and didn’t give me many chances.
“When I got them, I didn’t take many looks at the second serves at key moments of his serve.
“I could have run well here.
“One of the reasons improving your ranking and trying to get seeded is important, avoid playing against top players and dangerous guys early in tournaments.
It’s not easy to keep my body in optimal condition to compete at the highest level.
“Yeah, it’s one of those games that if I had gone through, who knows what would have happened.
“Yes, it’s frustrating for a variety of reasons.”
Murray is now planning to play more events this summer to try and improve his world rankings.
That in turn could see him seeded at the US and Australian Opens
And Murray admits that’s exactly what he needs to avoid dangerous opponents like Isner early on.
He said: “I really want to try to improve my ranking to a level where I get put in Slams.
“I came into Wimbledon feeling like I could have a deep run.
“But obviously when you play against top guys right at the start of the event it becomes a bit more difficult.
“Those are my goals until the US Open.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5669889/andy-murray-play-wimbledon-again-isner-defeat/ Andy Murray vows to play Wimbledon again after John Isner defeat – but injuries could shatter Brit’s dream